Monday, June 17, 2013

Audiobook Week 2013: Your Audiobook Year

 
 
June is Audiobook Month and Jen at Devourer of Books is hosting a special week dedicated to audiobooks this week. This is my third year participating and I can't wait to see what's in store all week!

The first discussion topic for this week is "2012-2013, Your Audiobook Year." And the description for this discussion topic is: 

Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.

I've been listening to audiobooks for about 2 and a half years now and I always have at least 1 going, if not 2 or even 3. I always have one in the car and then I try to have one on my iPod. 

Since last year's Audiobook Week, I've listened to 33 audiobooks, 18 of which I've listened to this year alone. For the third year, I am participating in the Audiobook Challenge over at Teresa's Reading Corner and I also started participating in Sound Bytes, a weekly meme that Jen at Devourer of Books does on Fridays. It's basically a place to link up audio reviews from the week. I can never remember to link my reviews to the challenges, so at least I get some audio books linked for Sound Bytes.

Some of my favorite audiobooks from the past year are:

Still Missing 
Author: Chevy Stevens
Narrator: Angela Dawe







 



The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo 
Author: Stieg Larsson 
Narrator: Simon Vance

 








A Hundred Flowers 
Author: Gail Tsukiyama
Narrator: Simon Vance








Winter Garden 
Author: Kristin Hannah
Narrator: Susan Ericksen
 









Innocent Traitor (review will be up later this week)
Author: Alison Weir 
Narrators: Stina Nielson, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Jenny Sterlin, Jill Tanner, Gerard Doyle and Robert Ian Mackenzie








What about you? How was your audiobook year?

28 comments:

  1. I listen to lots of audiobooks :) Have to admit that I am on a 2 to 3 a week. Whyspersync is a huge hit for me --I love being able to pick up the print book where I left on the audio if I have time to read :)

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    1. I've been hearing a lot about this whyspersync lately but have no idea what it is...MUST check it out!!!

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  2. Thanks for providing your favorite audiobooks -I am always looking for new audiobook recommendations!

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    1. I know...me too and this week is great for creating a big list!!!

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  3. I'm really interested in listening to Winter Garden. Glad to see it made your favorites list :)

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    1. That was one that I am so glad I listened to rather than read...once you finish it you'll understand. It is fantastic!!!

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  4. Winter Garden is on my request list at my local library. I tend to request everything new and sometimes that doesn't work out too well for me but this one sounds great :)

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    1. It's the perfect story for audio - it's amazing!!!

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  5. Simon Vance is an awesome narrator. No wonder two of your favorite are narrated by him. I'll see if I can get Winter Garden at my library.

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    1. Yes, Simon Vance is good. Definitely go for audio on Winter Garden - it's really good!

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  6. I totally forgot that I listened to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo! I listened to it before I was really keeping track of my audiobooks and the narrators and remember being pleased when I realized it was a Simon Vance title. Great picks!

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    1. I had already read it, but wanted a refresher before starting the second book...I really enjoyed it and am thinking that even though I read books 2 and 3, I might go back and listen to those audios as well!

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  7. Wow, you are on an audiobook roll this year! I love seeing everyone's favorites - my list is growing today. Looks like you're a Simon Vance fan ;-)

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    1. Yes, it is fun seeing everyone's favorites. Yes, I am a Simon Vance fan, but I think those are the only two audios I've listened to that he narrated!

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  8. thanks for sharing your favorite titles, I was only aware of your #2. Ah, Simon Vance!!

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  9. I see your last one has multiple narrators. I think one i listened to had two but that's the most. Do you like the multiple voices?

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    1. I didn't mind it. Usually I end up with single narrators, but this is the second or third time I've picked one up with multiple. It takes some getting used to, but is enjoyable.

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  10. I have Still Missing on my Kindle and just saw I can get the audio for $3.99 from audible. Think I should???

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  11. I loved Innocent Traitor in print. I need to pick that up for a reread because I adore Davina Porter. I also love Simon Vance. His work on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is what really made audiobooks click for me. I listened to the entire series.

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  12. I loved Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - I wish I had listened to the audiobook!

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  13. Some great audio books! I've already read the Millinium series, but I may have to give them a listen too!

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  14. I hadn't heard of A Hundred Flowers. I will have to look for it on audio. I've read some of the author's other books and enjoyed them.

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  15. I listen to about one a week, I love them :) You have a good list there.

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  16. Some day I'm going to listen to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...

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  17. Oh I love that the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is narrated by Simon Vance. He became a favorite narrator after I listened to the Dune series, definitely going to add that to my audible wishlist! :)

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  18. I had problems with Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom in audio because I found it hard to keep the names straight initially. I'm notoriously bad at paying attention to names anyway, and non-Western names in an audiobook gave me issues. I probably wouldn't do well with Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in audio for the same reason, all those Scandinavian names.

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  19. I've seen Winter Garden at the library, but now I'm going to check out the audio version - thanks!

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